State Child Protection Society, West Bengal

Directorate of Child Rights and Trafficking

Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare

Government of West Bengal

Juvenile Justice Board (JJB)

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 makes it mandatory to have one Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) in each district to deal with matters relating to juveniles in conflict with law. To facilitate setting up of a JJB in each district and to ensure their effective functioning, the scheme provides adequate infrastructure and financial support to the States/UTs.

Guidelines for setting up of Juvenile Justice Boards (JJBs)
  1. Location of JJB As provided by the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, a JJB should hold its sittings in the premises of an Observation Home.
  2. Space and Infrastructure The newly constructed Observation Homes shall have two rooms of 300 sq. ft. each for the JJB. The districts where Observation Home already exists, the required space for the JJB shall be made available within the premises. Where there are no Observation Homes, funding for rooms for the JJB have been made in the construction budget of the Observation Homes. The Board shall hold its sittings in one room and the other room should be used as a waiting room for children and families. The room where the Board holds its sittings should be equipped with necessary furniture and equipment should be well lit and have a child friendly environment. The waiting room should have provisions for drinking water and some indoor recreation facilities for children.

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